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“The Bailout/Economic Crisis” predicted over 150 years ago

Posted by Jesse on December 30, 2008

there are two issues — and only two — that have always endangered the public peace.

They are slavery and tariffs.

Slavery is a violation, by law, of liberty. The protective tariff is a violation, by law, of property.

It is indeed impossible to imagine, at the very heart of a society, a more astounding fact than this: The law has come to be an instrument of injustice.

there are two kinds of plunder: legal and illegal.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply.

See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong.

See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.

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From bastiat.org: Found on the site US History resources in the translation by Dean Russell for the Foundation for Economic Education

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HA! Libertarians for Obama.

Posted by Jesse on October 23, 2008

Yeah, like I’d Pay $42 for a thirteen oz. sign with that slogan on it. I’ll take one for free?! A little target practice in the back yard never hurts. Well, the purse might take a hit when Barack takes Chris Rock’s advice and raises the price of bullets. All the more reason to make your own and buy now!!

Libertarians for Obama….Freedom Fighters for Bush….Troops for McCain…

There is nothing new under the Sun. There is only the struggle which persists despite the 08 election and its theme which focuses on the idea of changing the state of things. Translation: “change” is a projection of the state’s intentions; the state of things will be changed/stabilized through and by the command of the state.

Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man (1792):

Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It has its origin in the principles of society and the natural constitution of man. It existed prior to government, and would exist if the formality of government was abolished. The mutual dependence and reciprocal interest which man has upon man, and all the parts of civilised community upon each other, create that great chain of connection which holds it together. The landholder, the farmer, the manufacturer, the merchant, the tradesman, and every occupation, prospers by the aid which each receives from the other, and from the whole. Common interest regulates their concerns, and forms their law; and the laws which common usage ordains, have a greater influence than the laws of government. In fine, society performs for itself almost everything which is ascribed to government.

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Taft, Old Right Republican, Dr Paul aligns himself with the man.

Posted by Jesse on December 10, 2007

[Senator Taft at the Gettysburg National Cemetery 1946.]
Conscription as an Omen
By Robert A Taft

“……Military conscription is essentially totalitarian. It has been established for the most part in totalitarian countries and their dictators led by Napoleon and Bismarck. It has heretofore been established by aggressor countries. It is said it would ensure peace by emphasizing the tremendous military potential of this country. Surely we have emphasized that enough in this war. No one can doubt it.

“We shall have fought to abolish totalitarianism in the world, only to set it up in the United States.”
On the contrary, if we establish conscription every other nation in the world will feel obliged to do the same. It would set up militarism on a high pedestal throughout the world as the goal of all the world. Militarism has always led to war and not peace………”

Read more here.

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